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Ted Todorov

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I ordered both, the Mac Studio arrived about 10 days ago, the Studio Display is due next month. I dug up my old 27" Apple Cinema Display (LED) - the next to last ACD. Works fine with an $11 adaptor from Amazon (after waisting 30 minutes on the phone with Apple Care who seemed to believe there was no way to do it).

Long story short, yes, the Mac Studio is great. For my purposes I really would do better with a M1 MacMini, but I wanted to max out on the (8TB) SSD. I may end up using it to replace my mom's 8 year old 27" iMac, as she wants/needs a big screen, and the M1 iMac maxes out at 24". But, for now it's my only functional desktop Mac.

One problem so far: my ancient, but always reliable Epson Perfection 2580 scanner is bombing "Failed to open a connection to the device (-21345)" -- this after installing a new Epson driver. Any advice is helpful, the mighty google has not succeeded yet. Yes, "use your iPhone to scan" is fantastic advice for random docs, but not for boxes full of family photos...
 

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Next problem: figuring out the best way to transfer and what quiet external storage to use for the ~44TB of data on the 4HDs sitting in my dead 2009 MacPro. The easiest and cheapest approach might be just to buy a used *working* 2012, 2010 or 2009 MacPro with a SSD boot drive and just transfer the HDs...

All advice welcome
 

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You’re a prime candidate for a NAS to have a single giant pool of 40+ TB. Can buy Synology or QNAP etc or can DIY high-end NAS with Unraid if you’re so inclined.
 

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One problem so far: my ancient, but always reliable Epson Perfection 2580 scanner is bombing "Failed to open a connection to the device (-21345)" -- this after installing a new Epson driver. Any advice is helpful, the mighty google has not succeeded yet. Yes, "use your iPhone to scan" is fantastic advice for random docs, but not for boxes full of family photos...

Have you tried this?

https://discussions.apple.com/thread/252385657
 

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The Image Capture (ICA) driver, yes: same error. I haven’t tried VueScan
I was thinking about the post that said "The solution was to go into settings>printers and scanners, click "+" and just add the scanner." Sounds like doing that after installing the new Epson driver might fix the problem. (But it's just a guess, since I don't have the equipment necessary to replicate the issue or to test the workaround/fix.)
 

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I ordered both, the Mac Studio arrived about 10 days ago, the Studio Display is due next month. I dug up my old 27" Apple Cinema Display (LED) - the next to last ACD. Works fine with an $11 adaptor from Amazon (after waisting 30 minutes on the phone with Apple Care who seemed to believe there was no way to do it).

Long story short, yes, the Mac Studio is great. For my purposes I really would do better with a M1 MacMini, but I wanted to max out on the (8TB) SSD. I may end up using it to replace my mom's 8 year old 27" iMac, as she wants/needs a big screen, and the M1 iMac maxes out at 24". But, for now it's my only functional desktop Mac.

One problem so far: my ancient, but always reliable Epson Perfection 2580 scanner is bombing "Failed to open a connection to the device (-21345)" -- this after installing a new Epson driver. Any advice is helpful, the mighty google has not succeeded yet. Yes, "use your iPhone to scan" is fantastic advice for random docs, but not for boxes full of family photos...

Ted,

I am very glad to hear you are happy with your Mac Studio.

I am waiting to see if Apple introduces a Mini Pro with more than 16GB of ram or if the Studio is that very product.

Looking forward to reading your impressions of the Studio Display.
 

Ted Todorov

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I was thinking about the post that said "The solution was to go into settings>printers and scanners, click "+" and just add the scanner." Sounds like doing that after installing the new Epson driver might fix the problem. (But it's just a guess, since I don't have the equipment necessary to replicate the issue or to test the workaround/fix.)
I did do the click "+", I tried it both before and after installing the Epson driver. I'm pretty sure I'm dealing with a macOS bug, because unless my memory is completely shot, the scanner was working fine on my M1 MacBook Air, but now is hitting the exact same error (both the Studio & the Air are running the latest & greatest macOS).
Just to be clear, this is not a scanner problem -- it works fine with my (Intel) MacBookPro which is running an old version of macOS. I stopped upgrading so I could still use MPEG Streamclip and Aperture
 

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I tried VueScan: keeps crashing, never did even acknowledge that the scanner was attached -- something macOS clearly did see. So, useless. Back to square one, which is presumably buying a new scanner....
 

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